Friday 27 April 2018

Paperbabe Challenge ~ #72 Anything goes..

It's Friday and time for a new blog challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps,
with this fortnights theme being everyone's favourite 

Time for a play day...

Onto the largest of three mixed media blanks I traced around the mini 
profile template and curly fringe. The mini profile stamps can be used to add the 
facial features but this time I chose to hand draw mine in with pencil. 

I used the colour of the MDF to guide my choice of skin tone 
using neocolors II to add the overall base colour.

Using all three mixed media circles included in the kit I created a scene, layering 
up those colours as they really soak into untreated MDF when activated with water.

You can see here just how the colour changes by repeating the process.


Hanging attachments are included within the mixed media kit and simply attached 
with a spot of glue, where you chose to place the hangers is entirely up to you.

Coloured pencils help to add those extra details.

I would have loved to have added more circles to this wall art; picking out areas of her hair 
and surroundings. The limits are endless but for the moment the trio sit side by side.

As She Ponders... the tilt of your head can predict her day..!!

I hope you too can find time for a play day and maybe join in 
with the Paperbabe Stamps blog Challenge, we'd love to see your creativity.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
Creative Hugs

Tracey xx

Creative Supplies:

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Female mini profile head and torso template 
Paperbabe Stamps ~ Female mini curly fringe template 
Paperbabe Stamps ~ Mixed Media Blanks hanging circles kit
Caran D'Ache ~ Neocolor II/Museum Aquarelle/Luminance

Thursday 26 April 2018

Just Shrink it..!

Hello Creative Friends,

It's Thursday again and it's my turn to share some That's Crafty Creativity.

Here's a sneaky peek at what I've been up to with those 
how to do's right over over HERE

Hope to see you over there.

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Wednesday 25 April 2018

WOYWW #464

It's Wednesday and i'm back again.. 
to share what's on my work space over at WOYWW #464

Helen said it would become addictive hee hee!!

As some of you may remember I don't have one dedicated area to work at
and at the moment i'm beavering away working on so many different things 
it seems every spare bit of indoor space has become an area to create in.

Whilst working on a couple of wire pendants for a friend I thought I would share 
this area as it's probably the only area you could make any sense of at the moment. 

I came across a piece of marbled polymer clay baked over 5 years ago and much harder 
than it was when I originally baked it. The last 5 years have cured it well hee hee!!

Made some more wire embellishments with some off cuts too.. I hate throwing wire away.

I must admit it was good to take a breather from it all and enjoy the sunshine 
over the weekend; it's amazing how revitalising the sun can be
...if only for a moment..

Many thanks to Julia for hosting WOYWW #464
and to everyone for sharing your work space
I look forward to visiting you all.

Creative wishes
Tracey xx

Thursday 19 April 2018

One More Fanciful Flower

Happy Thursday Everyone.

I hope you have all managed to catch the sunshine we have been 
blessed with in the UK over the past couple of days??

I'm over on the That's Crafty Blog  today with another That's Crafty Creation.

Here's a little peek at what I've been up too with those
How to Do's right over HERE

Thank you for sharing a moment of your day,

Wishing you all lots of Sunshine, creativity
and time to relax and enjoy it..

Take Care everyone

Hugs Tracey xx

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Mid Month reminder ~ Going Round in Circles Challenge

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Everyone

I'm here with a little reminder that we are mid way through this months
That's Crafty Challenge ~ *Going Round in Circles*

Here's my dotty creation and how it came to be...

Using the Dot Mandala Stencil I've built up those layers using both Texture
and sand paste allowing each application to dry thoroughly before applying
the next, painting in white gesso when happy with the dimension.

Purple and pink paint is applied around the outer edge and sprayed with water.

More colour is added leaving some white space to stop the colours from mixing. 
When dry more colour is added allowing the colours to dry before adding more.

Laying the stencil back over the structure can help with the precision 
of your paints and really help you to play with those colours.

Shisha embroidered circle frames add to it's embellishment.

My Dot Mandala Hanging Plaque is complete.

If you'd like to share your ideas and creations with us there's a prize of £30 
up for grabs for one lucky winner to spend in the That's Crafty online Store 
and in addition to that a stencil prize for each of the chosen Top 3.. 

Pop on over and check out what inspiration the Design Team have created 

Wishing you Sunshine and Creativity

Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty MDF Circle 8"
That's Crafty Stencil ~ Dot Mandala
That's Crafty ~ White Gesso
That's Crafty ~ Multi Surface Paints

WOYWW #463

Well i'm back again for the WOYWW #463

Thank you all for visiting last week what a lovely warm welcome. 

Who would have thought anyone would be interested in my messy workspace
but I have to say I certainly enjoyed my travels around everyone elses.

Here's what sits in my creative space this week..

There's more unfinished backgrounds created using the acrylic inks from last week.

The journal page hasn't progressed very far but the book on top is a diary I purchased for 20p, a bargain as it has a magnetic clasp. Always handy to have an extra diary or two i'm always losing mine under things. A dab of paint makes it blend in with my work space.
 Hmmm maybe that's not such a great idea??

Found some more Deli paper hidden in a fabric box and those Tic Tacs are still hanging around from last week but i'm not sure where those old pound coins disappeared to.. 
Hope I didn't pay the window cleaner with them!!

Happy Crafting everyone and I look forward to visiting 
WOYWW very soon.

Tracey xx

Friday 13 April 2018

Whimsical Post Card Album ~ Paperbabe Sketch Challenge #71

Happy Friday Everyone,

It's challenge time over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog
where we have a sketch prompt for you this fortnight.

Use the picture prompt below to help you create,
flip it, turn it and use the *Paperbabe Stamp image* to add any sentiment
and let your imagination flow, create your unique creation and 
share it with us over HERE.

There's a prize for one random winner.

Here's what I got up to using those prompts to create a postcard album.

Just before Easter I found a box full of inchies,
these I created in January 2017 using the Whimsical Woodland stamps.

They were the first of a 365 day challenge I took part in but failed miserably by April.
Seemed such a shame to keep them hidden away after finding them again..

Using five I created an inchie strip, this would be the topper on my album cover.

I have to admit i'm rubbish when it comes to numbers and i'd much rather create by 
eye than abide to measurements but at times I need to be a little more precise.

 This album I created using the size of a postcard adding a little extra either side.

Creating the cover first, I then cut all the album pages and created a 
concertina spine to hold them all in place. I glued down some ribbon 
to act as an album closure then started to put the album together.

It really is a labour of love cutting all those pages, gluing each one 
to the spine holding them all together with strong bull dog clips until dry

... but I was quite pleased with the outcome!!

With the inchie topper and an embossed whimsical sentiment glued 
onto the cover, my album is now ready to house my postcard Art.

I'm looking forward to filling it..

Thank you for sharing your time it's very much appreciated.

I hope you find time to check out the Design Team makes
and hope to see your take on the Sketch Challenge #71

Have a super weekend everyone

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

I'd like to enter this into the : April Mini Album Makers Challenge

Creative Supplies:

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Whimsical Woodland Stamps 
Paperbabe MDF ~ Whimsical Words.
White/Black Card/Ribbon

Thursday 12 April 2018

From one Fanciful Flower ...

Hello Creative Friends,

Today i'm sharing a very simple That's Crafty Creation over HERE

Here's a sneaky peek with those very quick and easy
how to do's over on the That's Crafty Blog

That's Crafty will be showcasing new crafty products on
Hochanda tomorrow Friday 13th at 12pm and 4 pm

Pop on over or set those recorders to see demonstrations from Jo Channon
and inspirational makes from the That's Crafty Hochanda Design Team. 

Sending creative wishes
your way today..

Tracey xx

Wednesday 11 April 2018

WOYWW #462 ~ First steps..

I've been an admirer of the WOYWW for over a year now,
commenting occasionally on posts that have been brought to my attention
always wanting to take part but never brave enough to take that plunge..

Well today i'm doing it...

For those tidy crafters you may wish to avert your eyes hee hee!!

I don't have a dedicated area to create in it's something I aspire to have one day
so my future posts may be in different areas where ever my creativity takes me.

This is today's area, my kitchen table full of inks, stamps and stencils i've been using over 
the past couple of weeks during a mega card making session using up lots of scraps. 
There's also a little peek at some Design Team stamp sets 
being featured on Hochanda this Friday.

The Tic-Tacs and two old pound coins where found in an old coat pocket 
whilst sorting clothes for charity.. Just my luck to find two *Old* pound coins..!!.

Well there you have it albeit short but with a BIG Thank you to Helen (H) and 
Angela for keeping me updated and Julia of course for hosting.

I'm so glad not to be that fly on the wall anymore.
I'm off to visit those WOYWW posts now

Happy Crafting
Tracey xx

Thursday 5 April 2018

Pencilled Stencil - The Owl

Hello Creative Friends Happy Thursday.

Today I'm sharing a sneaky peek of a That's Crafty Creation
with the full How to do's over HERE

I do hope you have the time to pop on over to the 
That's Crafty Blog and check it out.

Hope to see you over there.

Wishing you much creativity

Crafty Hugs
Tracey xx

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Going round in circles ~ it's a challenge!!

It's the start of a brand new blog challenge over at That's Crafty
with this months theme being *Going round in Circles*

Here's my take on this month theme
along with those *How to Do's*

Influenced by the colours on a tag found in my stash this tag was far to small 
to use with all those That's Crafty circular stamps and stencils
...So this time I've gone Large using an MDF GiganTAG..

Using a palette knife multi surface paint is scraped onto the GiganTAG 
along with texture pastes pushed through stencils with circular apertures 
all helping to build up that very large blank background area.

Diluted multi surface paint is sprayed into those raised stencilled areas.

White Gesso stippled through stencils adds areas of light and 
embossing stamped circle images with dark EP makes them pop.

Metallic multi surface paint highlights areas of raised texture.

Drips of heated UTEE break up those open areas adding extra interest. 

This gem and button filled wire circle was a pin brooch I never finished 
and judging by it's weight it was far too heavy for purpose, hence it's dormancy. 

3D Gel Medium helps hold it firmly in place along with other found embellishments.

I think I could have carried on and on with this as the space was so vast but after edging 
in black I decided to call it a day and tie it onto another GiganTAG I created last year. 

I now have a front and back cover 
to house large collage pages to keep them nice and flat.

If you'd like to share your ideas and creations with us there's a prize of £30 
up for grabs for one lucky winner to spend in the That's Crafty online Store 
and in addition to that a stencil prize each for the Top chosen 3.. 

Open worldwide come share your creativity with us over HERE
as myself and the Design Team go Round in Circles ..

Thank you so much for visiting
Creative Wishes
Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty ~ MDF GiganTAG
That's Crafty Stencils ~ Dot Mandala
That's Crafty Dinky Stencils ~ Bubbly all over ~ Half Circle ~ Punchinella
That's Crafty Mini Stencil ~ Bubbles
That's Crafty Texture Paste ~ Sand Paste
That's Crafty Multi Surface Paints
That's Crafty Clear Stamps ~ Motivational Words Set 2
       Textures Collection Set 1 ~ Set 2